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The 10 fastest growing occupations, 1998-2008

Table 3b. The 10 fastest growing occupations, 1998-2008
[Numbers in thousands of jobs] 

 

Occupation Employment 
1998      2008 
Change
#         
%

Computer engineers 

 

299

622

323

108

Computer support specialists

 

429 869 436 102
Systems analysts

 

617 1,194 577 94
Database administrators

 

87 155 67 77
Desktop publishing specialists

 

26 44 19 73
Paralegals and legal assistants

 

136 220 84 62
Personal care and home health aides

 

746 1,179 433 58
Medical assistants

 

252 398 146 58
Social and human service assistants

 

268 410 141 53
Physician assistants

 

66 98 32 48

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